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Talk of the town - Why everyone's talking about Welsh slate.

We are well known for our sustainable wooden medals and trophies but did you know we also use other sustainable materials such as ceramics, glass and welsh quarried slate. In this blog we are going to show you how slate can be a great alternative to metal for your medal and trophy needs.
As you might have seen on previous blogs, we enjoy experimenting and working with new materials to be able to offer customers lots of exciting options. You might already know that we use slate to make 68mm medals but did you know we also make trophies from this beautiful & natural material. Slate is naturally sustainable and we purchase our supply from a world heritage site too.

Mined in North Wales this lovely slate is crafted in to different shapes and sizes by the small family run business, Penrhyn Slate Mine. Slate is such a great choice for medals and trophies. It can be etched, engraved and cut into many shapes and sizes. Circular, square, rectangles, we've even had heart shaped requests. They have become more and more popular with our customers and make for impressive trophies for podium places, awards evenings and special recognition gifts etc. Don't hesitate to contact us with your design ideas. We do our best to accommodate all designs and we work with our customers to give them a product they love.

Welsh Slate are totally committed to conducting their business in an environmentally responsible manner and continuously strive to minimise the potential impacts of their activities, maximising the environmental benefits and promoting sustainable development within their operations. The values they hold in terms of environment and sustainability sit deep with our own vision of reducing waste from the usual standard made medals we all recognise and replacing those materials with more locally sourced sustainable mediums. You can find out more about them from their website here. Sustainability - Welsh Slate

When we first started working with slate, we made medal sized slate pieces for running races but as I said above, we have since started producing bigger pieces for many different events. We have made trophies for trail races, road races and even canicross but also for business' annual awards.
We have recently provided medals and trophies for a large boxing event where our slate products were presented to all the winners of each fight. We were proud of our work on this project and look forward to branching into other sports we have not been involved in before. One of the staff members, Nick, at our sister company Local Print Pros – localprintpros took place in the main event fight and we even sponsored the event.

We make medals and trophies for all occasions not just sporting events. We can do personalised work awards, anniversary gifts and one off plaques which can be personalised such as recognising a birth or marriage. If you have an event coming up or want a large order or a one off design please contact us to discuss your requirements and pricing. Check out our Instagram page to view all our latest and past projects to help you see what can be achieved by choosing your medals and trophies with us. Zero Waste Medals (@zerowastemedals) • Instagram photos and videos

If you are a charity, we are still continuing our charity discount pricing offer. We like to support good causes when we can!

1 comment

  • Looking to get 30+ slate medals for a rowing event. I can supply logo and/or text

    rory reilly

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